Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Arabesque: Harira

"I'm actually glad I didn't go out to dinner with Juliet tonight because instead of missing something really gross I would have missed this," said Isabel, serving herself a second bowl of harira, the classic Moroccan Ramadan soup that contains (among other things) beef marrow, chopped meat, chickpeas, lentils, tomatoes, saffron, ginger, flour (!), and orzo.

I think that was a compliment. 


  1. alice waters may be amazing and all that, but this stuff--especially the soups--sure does look better. and make me hungrier.

  2. I am a huge fan of your blog. It is hilarious, and the format of spending several weeks inside a cookbook is really wonderful. I discovered your blog yesterday while googling My Bombay Kitchen, which is one of my favorite cookbooks! I really love the descriptions of your family's responses to the various dishes. Brings back lots of memories. Keep it up -- you are so gifted. I would buy a book on this. Amy in Berkeley

  3. i totally agree with amy in berkeley. i would buy this book too.
    spread the word!